Porter ends summer league play on bench

Porter ends summer league play on bench
July 19, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Otto Porter will sit out his second consecutive summer league game for the Wizards on Friday, CSN Washington has learned.

Porter, the No. 3 overall draft pick, sat out of a scrimmage Monday and tried to play Tuesday's game vs. the Denver Nuggets. After the first quarter, he left because of tightness in his right hamstring and indicated he didn't want to risk further injury by playing hurt.

“I’m definitely going to be safe with this,” Porter said after the Nuggets game in which he scored four points in seven minutes of action. “Nothing really serious but I don’t want it to become serious. … I want to take care of my body so I can last long until the end of the season.”

Porter sat out Wednesday's game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies and won't play in the Wizards' finale vs. the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday (CSN, 6:30 p.m. ET).

In two-plus games, Porter shot 9-for-30, or 30%, had 11 total rebounds, three assists, two steals and three turnovers. He misfired on all five of his three-point attempts.

Though he's projected to play at small forward, Porter started all three summer league games at shooting guard. He was the highest 2013 draft pick competing in Las Vegas with No. 1 Anthony Bennett still recovering from shoulder story and No. 2 Victor Oladipo having played in Orlando's summer league. 

The Wizards are 1-3 entering the Pelicans game and will have their tournament play come to an end.